This next car comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: Before there were compact cars, there were Nash Metropolitans. And you can’t miss this one, in bright yellow. These cars were the perfect contrarian vehicle at the time. Buying one must have been like trading a Suburban for a Smart car. They are so odd, they put a smile on your face. This one needs a little work, but it runs and drives, and looks pretty good for the price. Find this 1960 Nash Metropolitan offered for $5500 near Houston, TX via craigslist.
From the seller:
1960 Nash Metropolitan
title status: clean
1960 Nash Metropolitan project car. The car runs and is in overall good condition but needs a brake master cylinder. The transmission, steering and other mechanics work.
The body is solid, with fairly good paint, although there are a few small areas of minimal surface rust. The floor panels have been professionally treated and sealed with Por15. The fuel tank has been rebuilt by Gas Tank Renu. Rear leaf springs have been replaced.
All the gauges work including the fuel gauge and the trafficator. Radio does not play and the antenna is broken. Radial tires have ample tread left. Interior door panels are solid. Seats are in good shape and the seat frame has a slide extension.
None of the glass is broken and the overall condition is nice. Metropolitan jack, lug wrench and repair manual included as well as spare parts (carb, clips, etc) and tools (strobe, dwell meter, etc).
Clean Texas title. The car is being sold as is. Local pick up and cash only.
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